Noelle Peart

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DEI leader Noelle Peart, in brief.

March 22, 2022
2 Minutes
Noelle Peart

Birthplace: New York, NY.  Organization: Exos.  Title: Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.  Alma mater: University of Maryland, College Park; Shenandoah University; Capella University.

Recent recognition: LinkedIn Live on 2/28/22 interviewing Kwity Paye, Indianapolis Colts defensive end.  Also, podcast on AllVoices discussing DEI best practices.  Latest accomplishment: Becoming the Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Exos.  What’s been your big (or biggest) leap? Leaving my previous company after fourteen years and stepping out on faith by joining an organization where my degrees and passions align.  Hobbies: Reading, traveling, Peloton, Cricut.  Recent travel or adventure: Epcot at Walt Disney World to enjoy ALL of the food festivals!

What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Genuine.  Moral compass: My my mom and grandma have always been my moral compass when it comes to ANY decision making.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Trust,  honesty, patience, humor and love.  What is your greatest joy? Seeing my family and friends happy, great health, loving and being loved, achieving success.  What natural talent have you neglected? Writing poetry.  How do you relieve stress? Binge watching TV.

What movie have you repeatedly watched? Coming to America.  What’s featured prominently on your home or office wall? Sports memorabilia.  Who has had the greatest influence on your life? My mother.  What is the best advice you received growing up? Use your voice.  What is the best advice you received in your career? Don’t get in your own way.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field?

Helping leaders to truly create psychological safety within their teams and organizations.

What change would you like to see in the world? Everyone treating each other how they wish to be treated. Respect!  What message do you want to send out into the world? Beyonce said it best: Who runs the world? Girls!  What mega-trend most concerns you? Cancel culture.  Let’s try to understand one another before cancelling each other.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Always on the Move.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My grandma, Shirley Rose.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? Commissioner of the NBA.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Spending time with my family and friends eating some mac and cheese.  What advice would you give your younger self? Don’t stress over the small stuff.

Personal mission: Creating more spaces for people that look like me so they can continue to do the damn thing!  Personal motto: Closed mouths don’t get fed.  Always ask for what you need or want because no one is going to give it to you.  Favorite quote: “When you operate in your gift, you don’t have to be at the head of the table; for wherever you sit or stand, the table and room will shift” (Unknown).

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